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In my sister’s university library in Corpus Christi, Texas, I sat isolated behind a stack of books, crying as I lay on the dirty carpet with my sneakers propped up on the bookshelf and my headphones in, playing Solange’s “Cranes in the Sky.” Her music has always felt like an escape, and thi

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Valentine’s Day passed and no one bought you a bouquet of your favorite flowers or the Baby Yoda chocolate-covered strawberries or a valentine-edition

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Thank you to my friend Mars and her mother Eiko for sharing their culture and traditions with me and allowing me to share them with others. 

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On an internship application I skimmed over recently, one of the essay prompts asked me this: “Explain the importance of _____ in today’s society.” Several words immediately came to mind. Love, respect, empathy. Accessibility and accountability. Grassroots organizing. Healing. 

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“How are they this time?” my housemate asks.

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The first time I saw a “pick me” video, I remember thinking it was pretty funny. 

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This weekend, the South Asian Awareness Network hosted their 19th annual conference “Rising Tides: Pulling Together to Push Boundaries.” While this year’s virtu

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To close out Black History Month, I will share some of my favorite Black-owned businesses. These brands break barriers and represent Black people in positive ways that are often missing from the multi-million dollar companies we continue to support and invest our Black dollars into.

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Perhaps the most dreaded facet of online learning is the Zoom Breakout Room, a wasteland of black screens and muted microphones and often silent, unrequited group work in a shared Google Document.